Reveal: My New Louis Vuitton Twist Wallet

We don’t talk about wallets often around here. It’s funny, because I always tell people that what’s inside the bag is just as important as the bag to me (actually, in many ways, it’s more important), but I’ve neglected my wallet game. I’ve been using the same Louis Vuitton wallet for so long it’s actually crazy (honestly, I think 10 years?). But I LOVE THAT PORTFOLIO. It held up very well, and until phones were as big as they are now, it could hold my phone as well. And even though I talk about bags for a living and have more bags than I care to remember, I don’t change my wallet. The exact bag I had from Louis Vuitton was discontinued a while ago, although there are similar versions, but I loved itmyversion, and I guess that’s why I didn’t make the change.

All of that is about to change, because a couple of weeks ago I celebrated my birthday and Vlad bought me a new wallet. The best thing about this gift? He chose it himself, with a lot of thought and reasoning behind the purchase he made, which makes the gift that much more special. Introducing myLouis Vuitton Twist Walletin the Rose Ballerine shade of Epi skin.

The first reason I love this wallet is the size. I need a big wallet. My wallet is always full, probably in a way that would drive many of you crazy, but I keep receipts and cards for places I want to go in addition to the usual wallet essentials. There are 12 credit card slots, 1 zippered coin pocket, 2 large gusseted compartments, 2 interior flat pockets and 1 exterior flat pocket on the back. The back pocket could hold your valet ticket or maybe a credit card (which I personally would never do) so that pocket seems kind of useless to me, but the rest of the compartments work great for a very useful and functional wallet. .

The front of the wallet has the very recognizable LV twist clasp. Vlad purposely chose this for me, thinking he would give the wallet a flashier look, and I loved hearing him tell me why he chose it. He also chose the Rose Ballerine color, which is a light pink. Vlad explained that he knows that may mean it will get dirty faster, but my other Epi leather pieces stay very clean, and he thought I would like the lighter, feminine wallet. I LOVE that he put so much thought into it, and while a black wallet is safer from a cleanliness perspective, I like that he chose something that I might not have.

Speaking of which, my last wallet was a darker purple Epi leather and it held up great, and I’ve really put that thing through its paces. I will always tell people how great Louis Vuitton Epi Leather is because of that wallet, so the bar is set high for this one as a replacement. The interior is lined in cowhide leather and the hardware is shiny silver throughout. Overall dimensions are 7.5 x 4.1 x 1 inches. I really want to use this wallet (I have to say goodbye to the old one, it’s time to make the transfer!). The price is $1,130 through Louis Vuitton.

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